mus·​ca·​det ˌmə-skə-ˈdā How to pronounce muscadet (audio)
often capitalized
: a dry white wine from the Loire valley of France

Examples of muscadet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For dinner, two more whites: a muscadet from the Loire Valley that cries out for seafood and an outstanding expression of mountain terroir from Argentina with a surprising grape. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 In addition to albariño and vermentino, also keep an eye out for assyrtiko (a grape typically associated with Greece) and muscadet (typically associated with the Loire Valley of France). Cathy Huyghe, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Melon is the grape of muscadet in the Loire Valley. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 19 July 2019 Made from the grape variety melon de Bourgogne, this muscadet displays notes of under-ripe orchard fruit (apple/pear/quince) and, due to the proximity to the ocean, carries a touch of salinity as well. Michael Austin,, 24 May 2017

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Word History


French, from Occitan, muscadet grape, from musc musk

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muscadet was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Muscadet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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